Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: This course includes an integrated foundation year, ideal if you don’t have the appropriate subjects and/or grades to go straight into year one. Indicate your point of entry as Year 0 when applying. Biochemistry brings together biology and chemistry to look at processes at molecular level, and is relevant to a range of disciplines including genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science and medicine. You can complete an optional work placement year.
Course details: This course will be of particular interest if you want to develop your knowledge and skills in subjects such as biotechnology, molecular biology, biomedical sciences and analytical techniques currently used by the industry, particularly the pharmaceutical and drug discovery sectors. It takes you on a journey of studying chemical compounds and reactions occurring in the cells of living organisms including the molecular and biochemical analysis of life processes. It makes you appreciate how different macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids) interact to create life.
You learn how gene expression is controlled and how it brings diversity in life, what goes wrong that causes metabolic diseases, how modern genetic tools such as CRISPR and stem cells are at the cusp of bringing revolution in gene therapy and healthcare. You also learn about microbiology, microbial diversity and how we counter infectious diseases. You are introduced to concepts such as drug resistance and its development. Through a carefully curated seminar series you are updated on cutting-edge research.
After the course: Employers include hospitals, agriculture, food industry, education, cosmetics and the pharmaceutical sector. Students who take a work placement year gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
This course aims to produce graduates who are competent in a range of knowledge, understanding, experience and skills appropriate to biochemistry. The learning and teaching strategy encourages a progressive acquisition of subject knowledge and skills by moving from study methods that have a greater degree of support and assistance towards more independence and self-direction. Each programme and module is supported by a specific virtual learning environment (VLE) site.
The programme assessment strategy tests your subject knowledge, independent thought and skills acquisition. It is also robust, equitable and manageable and incorporates both formative and summative assessment opportunities, and may include exams, laboratory and/or fieldwork skills and reports, presentations and project work.
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||32 - 88 points||Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.|
Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 32-88 tariff points including at least 1 A level or equivalent. GCSE English Language and maths at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent. Applications from suitably-motivated students with other equivalent qualifications are warmly welcome.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|